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Liz Rhodebeck

A quiet meadow
with only the sound of birds
the stillness of a pond
in a hidden grove
the peaceable streaked sky
just before dawn;
The smell of soil
freshly furrowed
A rock in the stream
that parts the rushing waters
the soft darkness
of a summer night
a needle-carpeted
autumn woods;
The slumber
of an afternoon nap
while the sun calmly
recedes to the horizon
and you rest your hand on mine.
by Liz Rhodebeck.
Used with the author’s permission.



Liz Rhodebeck is a freelance journalist and poet from Pewaukee, Wisconsin, who enjoys interviewing interesting people in her area. She is the author of the chapbook, What I Learned in Kansas, published in 2010, as well as Benthos and The Book of Ruth. A lover of the arts, Liz is a member of the Pewaukee Area Arts Council, and has been co-editor of the community ekphrastic project, One Vision: A Fusion of Art and Poetry in Lake Country. She is a founding member of the faith-based group Grace River Poets and is especially fond of bagpipe music. Visit Liz’s website at


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Lovely. If only espousal would always be so.
Posted 02/08/2013 05:33 AM
A very beautiful piece. A mixture of calm, summer and love. Wonderful imagery! Thank you so much for sharing.
Posted 02/07/2013 04:16 PM
Beautifully done ~ Judy
Posted 02/07/2013 04:05 PM
What a lovely poem, Liz.
Posted 02/07/2013 10:49 AM
ed werstein:
excellent work, Liz
Posted 02/07/2013 10:39 AM
Beautifully written, Liz! Congrats! ~Abby
Posted 02/07/2013 09:05 AM
What a sweet love poem! Way to go, Liz!
Posted 02/07/2013 08:13 AM
Just lovely! Thank you for sharing your talents.
Posted 02/07/2013 07:05 AM
That settled ,loving comfort! Good to hear your voice.
Posted 02/07/2013 06:49 AM

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